BREAK THE CYCLE 15
DATE OF CONFERENCE:
APRIL 20-21 2019
BREAK THE CYCLE DIRECTOR:
LESLIE RUBIN, MD
DR BERNARD DREYER
Dr. Dreyer is a general and Development-Behavioral pediatrician who has spent his professional lifetime serving poor children and families.
Professor of Pediatrics at NYU, he leads the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and is Director of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital.
He is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is currently serving as the AAP’s Medical Director for Policies.
Dr. Dreyer served as a member of the committee that authored the new National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty”. For over 40 years he has led a primary care program at Bellevue, including co-located mental and oral health services and clinics in homeless shelters.
His research is focused on interventions in primary care to improve early childhood outcomes, including early brain development and obesity. As AAP President, he led the AAP’s Strategic Priority on Poverty and Child Health. Dr. Dreyer was president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), and founded the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty and the APA Research Scholars Program.
He has over 100 peer-reviewed research publications.
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Children who grow up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage are at greater risk for exposure to adverse environmental factors and are more likely to suffer adverse health and developmental consequences.
Break the Cycle supports an interdisciplinary set of student-driven research projects that explore the social, economic and environmental factors that adversely affect children’s health and well- being, and creatively develop strategies to reverse this situation to promote improved health and well-being for this group of children and, thereby, Break the Cycle of Children’s Environmental Health Disparities (see the diagram).
WHO CAN APPLY?
Students and trainees from all levels and disciplines are welcome to apply.
We are seeking a diverse cohort and accordingly will accept undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, residents, law students, and doctoral candidates.
The Southeast PEHSU and Break the Cycle of Health Disparities, Inc. invites university students from a variety of disciplines to participate in our 15th Annual Break the Cycle of Children’s Environmental Health Disparities training program 2019-2020 that focuses on social, economic and environmental influences on children’s health, growth and development.
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Break the Cycle of children’s Environmental Health Disparities is a program featuring students from universities around the country who will present their projects on strategies to improve the quality of life for children who grow up under adverse social, economic and environmental circumstances.